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Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (adults) If you're a new homeowner, beginning gardener or just "native-plant curious" - this is the workshop for you! We'll cover the basics: importance of native plants in your garden, tried and true favorite species and simple garden templates you can try at home. Once you get your feet wet you'll never look at your yard the same again!

Register by February 20

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (babes under 36 months)
Nurture your child's attitude toward nature by being a great role model as we introduce you and your little one to a family friendly snake. We will shed some light on facts and myths about these slithery creatures to help you gain confidence and a deeper understanding. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by February 24

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:00am

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Register by February 23

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (ages 2+) Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by January 16

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required beginning January 2 (all ages)
In our culture of a supermarket in every neighborhood, it is almost magical to make something delicious to eat out of liquid flowing out of a tree. Savor this wonder of nature by learning how to tap trees, collect sap, and make syrup from native trees. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 - 3:00pm to Friday, March 30, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakes are fed every other week on Mar. 2, 16. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 2

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Did you know the world's fastest animal calls Kansas City home? Come learn about the amazing peregrine falcon and the Missouri Department of Conservation's efforts in restoring their population. Experience what goes on high in the sky with exclusive behind the scenes video clips of nature's sky speedsters. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Many signs are popping up to let us know spring is just around the corner: frogs are calling, turtles are active and birds are nesting. Going on a hike is a great way to experience the sights and sounds of spring. Come and make a hiking stick to take with you on your next adventure. Classes to create them will begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Class size is limited and kids must be with an adult, no registration is required. Come take a hike with us outside or enjoy one of our other spring-time activities inside!

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (adults) Come and learn a great way to deal with that water logged spot in your yard and do your part for storm water management, or just create a special spot in your yard for more water tolerant plants. Rain gardens are great for the environment and a new way to garden. Learn everything from arrangement to plant selection.

Register by March 7

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Register by March 8

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 11+; youngsters must be accompanied by an adult participant)
Spring is here and the toms are strutting. That can only mean one thing to some people: spring turkey season is here! For more than 50 years, Missourians have enjoyed pursuing these large elusive birds. Join us as we explore the basics of turkey hunting, including locations, equipment, techniques and more. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 10

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 7-13)
Geocaching is a great way to combine technology and nature while looking for hidden items. Come out for an evening of fun as we grab our GPS units and head out to explore nature and find those treasures. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (adults) Are you a hunter or curious about how to prepare game birds like quail, turkey and pheasant if you were to try hunting? Then this program is for you. Hank Shaw, 2013 James Beard Award winner and author of four best-selling wild game cookbooks, will present a colorful program on getting the most out of your small game, including upland birds, rabbits, squirrels and even furbearers. From properly handling the animal in the field to getting the best tasting dishes out of every morsel, Hank captures it all. Copies of his books will be on sale the evening of the event.

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 6-8)
Explore life at the top of the food chain with a bird's eye view of the world of raptors. We will soar through vulture culture, hawk talk, and owl prowls as we learn about the behaviors and adaptations of fascinating birds. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 12-18)
Explore life at the top of the food chain with a bird's eye view of the world of raptors. We will soar through vulture culture, hawk talk, and owl prowls as we learn about the behaviors and adaptations of fascinating birds. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 3-5 with an adult)
It is a good thing Missouri is home to the wily coyote. Coyotes are masters at adaptability. Come learn all about the role they play in nature and leave with a way to track them. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 9-11)
Explore life at the top of the food chain with a bird's eye view of the world of raptors. We will soar through vulture culture, hawk talk, and owl prowls as we learn about the behaviors and adaptations of fascinating birds. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (age 6-8)
Explore life at the top of the food chain with a bird's eye view of the world of raptors. We will soar through vulture culture, hawk talk, and owl prowls as we learn about the behaviors and adaptations of fascinating birds. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 3-5 with an adult)
It is a good thing Missouri is home to the wily coyote. Coyotes are masters at adaptability. Come learn all about the role they play in nature and leave with a way to track them. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

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